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New on View in the Upstairs Galleries

Despite their small footprint, there are some major additions to the 17th-century and Renaissance galleries. We’ve added a case in each to display works on paper; we’ve also reinstalled most of our collection of European Judaica. An example from each area is shown below, just to whet your appetite.

From top to bottom:
1) German or Austrian; Spice Container (Besamim), Tower Form, probably 1800s; silver (Forman Fund, 2006.56)
2) Albrecht Dürer, The Sea Monster, ca. 1498, copper engraving (Gift of Emily Sibley Watson, 13.19 (note the accession number…this engraving, a gift from our founder, was the 19th work to enter MAG’s collection in 1913)
3) Rembrandt van Rijn, Christ Preaching (La Petite Tombe), ca. 1652, etching, engraving, and drypoint (Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James H. Lockhart, Jr., 77.149)

Spice Container (Besamim), Tower Form, probably 1800s

Spice Container ca. 1800s

Albrecht Dürer, "The Sea Monster", ca. 1498

Albrecht Dürer, “The Sea Monster”, ca. 1498

Rembrandt van Rijn, "Christ Preaching (La Petite Tombe)" ca. 1652

Rembrandt van Rijn, “Christ Preaching (La Petite Tombe)” ca. 1652

In the Renaissance gallery, the case contains the Judaica as well as prints by Durer, Tintoretto, and Andreani (after Mantegna).

The new case in the 17th-century gallery contains several of our best prints by Rembrandt. In our efforts to keep the permanent collection galleries fresh and the works on paper safe from light damage, the rotations will occur every six months. So take a trip upstairs soon; you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see these gems from MAG’s collection.

 

Submitted by Nancy Norwood
Curator of European Art

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